Mariah Carey Sings On New Year's Eve (With No Tea)

Mariah Carey had her New Year’s Eve performance in the bag – even though she didn’t have her hot tea.

“I just want to take a sip of tea if they’ll let me,” she said in between songs on a stage in New York City’s Times Square. “They told me there would be tea.

“Ah! It’s a disaster. OK, well we’ll just have to rough it. I’m gonna be just like everybody else with no hot tea.”

The diva returned to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest after last year’s epic lip-sync fail.

Should that odd performance be forgot, and never brought to mind?

Indeed! Carey redeemed herself by actually belting out her hits “Vision of Love” and “Hero.” She was either cold or nervous (or both) because the vocals were a bit shaky in places, but Mimi delivered – and did it whilst looking glam as ever.

On social media, people had fun with Carey’s hot beverage "disaster." 

“If Mariah Carey can make it through that performance without her hot tea, then I can make it through another year,” tweeted @jadenalana

@bri_rutledge tweeted: “Petition to make Mariah Carey asking for hot tea the first meme of 2018.”

After the show, Carey tweeted an update.

Sharing a photo of her sipping from a china cup, she declared: “Found my tea!”